The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday held that appointment or re-appointment of vice-chancellors in 22 state-run universities in West Bengal are unsustainable in law and they have no right to continue in such positions.
The court said it is essential that the appointment of the vice-chancellor should be strictly done in accordance with the provisions of law.It also said that the UGC Regulations, 2018, will prevail over the conflicting provisions of the State Universities Act, under which the appointments were made. The order was passed on a PIL, challenging the validity of the amendments to the West Bengal Universities Act carried out in 2012 and 2014. Following these amendments, the state continued to appoint, reappoint and even extend the tenures of VCs of several universities in West Bengal. Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had also raised concerns over the manner in which the Vice-Chancellors were appointed in the State.
1 – Prof. Sushma Yadav, Member UGC
2- Kapil Sankhla, Advocate, Supreme Court
3- Sambit Pal, Political Analyst
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